Senior Agriculture Officer

Natural Resources Wales

Location: Flexible: You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your
home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one
meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
Salary: Grade 6:
£37,308 – £40,806 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time – 37 hours

Closing Date: 04/06/2023
Post Number: 203561, 203562, 203563
& 203564

Welsh Government has introduced The Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales)
Regulations to address the significant and ongoing effect of agricultural pollution on the
health and quality of our rivers, lakes, and streams.

This role will provide technical specialist support to teams tasked with implementing the new
regulations across Wales. The senior officer role will require extensive knowledge of the
agriculture sector and specialist knowledge of the new Agriculture Regulations.

Reporting to the Team Leader and working with colleagues across the organisation to ensure an
effective delivery of the team’s remit, communicating with others both internally and
externally in an advisory and regulatory specialist capacity.

You will mentor less experienced colleagues.

What you’ll do

  • Represent NRW in discussions with partner organisations.
  • Act as technical mentor and advisor to team members.
  • Closely assist Team Leader in the planning and delivery of compliance programme and
  • Take appropriate actions to collect evidence for enforcement purposes, in accordance with
    defined procedures.
  • Where non-compliance is identified, determine and implement the most appropriate
    intervention option.
  • Co-ordinate the technical development of team members.
  • Play a key role in identifying opportunities for new Management Agreements and Partnership
    Projects to deliver NRW priorities at place.
  • Play a senior role in supporting a resilient and competent NRW Incident Management Service
    that follows NRW process.

Who you are

Qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills required:

  1. Experience of project development and management. (desirable)
  2. Overall understanding of the sustainable management of natural resources, with focused
    expertise in a distinct area of the Environment Team remit.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and the public, explaining issues and
    gaining support by influencing.
  4. Good knowledge and experience of regulatory and enforcement processes.
  5. Hold a current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles (cars and vans).


This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  1. Agile and flexible working (role dependent)
  2. Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  3. 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  4. Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  5. Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  6. Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose

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